Photovoltaics (PV) News for January 2014

Photovoltaics (PV) News Archive

PPG awarded $2.1 million by DOE to help automate PV module manufacturing

Funding supports development of liquid encapsulants that will enable PV modules to be manufactured without the need for capital-intensive laminators.

BISOL Group installs 2MW PV system in Kazakhstan

Ground-mounted solar power plant is the largest photovoltaic system in the country, according to BISOL Group.

IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report

Study shows fhe global renewable energy share of market is poised to exceed 30 per cent by 2030.

US Air Force in talks for solar energy project

Arizona military base is proposed site for photovoltaic solar generation facility.

The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant

1 MW single module PVI 1000 solar inverter chosen for Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy.

Nippon Renewable Energy secures $250 million in project funding

Investments aim to fuel development of Japanese solar energy market.

M+W U.S. and EDF Renewable Energy team up again

Partners commence construction on their second 6 MW project in Massachusetts

Cobalt Power and Trina Solar announce first commercial installation in North America

113kW system, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, features Trinasmart modules.

juwi Group acquires majority stake in Qi Power Limited

Purchase enables juwi Group to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for solar PV and wind projects in the Australia, New Zealand, PNG and South Pacific regions.

Solar Frontier signs site agreement for new Tohoku Plant

Miyagi Prefecture and Ohiramura local government formalize location for CIS solar module factory.

Solar-powered bridge unveiled at London Blackfriars Station

4,400 PV panels provide nearly 50 per cent of station's power.

Kyocera to supply solar equipment for European sports arena Kyocera to supply solar equipment for European sports arena

2,900 solar modules to be installed at the KYOCERA Stadium in The Hague

Fast path to renewable energy in the Middle East needs distributed energy storage

Middle Eastern countries are taking big steps on the path to sustainable energy, in particular using solar energy. But a white paper by the newly established DNV GL Energy team highlights the need to include distributed energy storage in order to secure a fast, smooth transition to renewable energy sources.

OYA Solar commissions first phase of 3.5 MW PV plant in Canada

Featuring 2,244 solar modules and over 30 tons of steel tubing, the project is the country's largest rooftop PV plant.

Innotech Solar supplies green modules to Turkish winery Innotech Solar supplies green modules to Turkish winery

400 PV modules provide 7.8 MWh higher yield, Innotech Solar says

QBotix signs 45 MW supply contract with Castillium QBotix signs 45 MW supply contract with Castillium

Deal covers Robotic Tracking System installations for use in Castillium's pipeline of more than 200 MW of ground-mounted solar PV projects throughout the UK.

Canadian Solar completes grid connection on 10MW Chinese project

Ground-mounted solar power installation based in Sihong County of Jiangsu Province in eastern China

MidAmerican Solar, SunPower Corp. synchronize Solar Star development to the 'grid'

First portion of the 579 MW Solar Star project is now delivering energy to several counties in California.

WFES 2014 Preview

Sneak peek at the 7th World Future Energy Summit.

Hanwha SolarOne chosen to supply equipment for large-scale ib vogt UK project

Orders entails 20.5 MW of PV modules to be installed in ib vogt’s biggest UK solar park.

US solar market advanced in 2013, report shows

New solar PV installations in America reached a record 4.2GW during 2013.

Main Street Power, MS Solar Solutions complete 2.5MW 'conversion' project

New solar energy facility sits on a former brownfield site in Stow, Massachusetts.

NREL Expert Honoured for Energy Systems Innovations

Dr Ben Kroposki, director of Energy Systems Integration at NREL, has been recognised for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration in the electric power sector.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd secures £17.4m funding package with NIBC Bank N.V

Package will support refinancing of four solar power stations, which will have a total installed capacity of 21 MW when completed.